Islands of the Indian Ocean
Onboard Fred. Olsen - Boudicca
Hays Cruise Extras
  • Includes return flights and overseas transfers
  • Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks from £15pppn
Why book…
  • Head to the busy market in Port Louis or take a trip to the waterfront for the local cuisine
  • Relax on the white sandy beaches of Praslin Island
  • Discover the spectacular sights and cultural delights of Madagascar
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
The intimate Boudicca delivers high-quality service and a welcoming atmosphere from the moment you step on board. With a total passenger capacity of 880 — rare in modern cruising — she is a ship that provides you with more space for relaxing, as well as greater access to shorelines that larger ships can't reach. The range of dishes and dining venues on Boudicca is remarkable. Breakfast offers hot and continental options alongside fresh pancakes and omelettes, while dinner menus bring Scandinavian herring platter, Indian-spiced butterfish, Irish stew, Norwegian salmon, and braised venison. You also have Far East specialities and al fresco dining to enjoy during your time at sea. Indulge yourself in some retail therapy, relax in a hot tub and unwind in a welcoming bar or traditional lounge. You can entertain yourself with swimming, ballroom dancing, spa sessions, and card games during the day before spending the evening watching live comedy acts and music performances. A cruise on Boudicca offers you close-up views and limitless luxury.

Food
On Boudicca, you have the chance to experience some of the best dining at sea. Choose from one of three main dining rooms — Tintagel Restaurant, The Heligan Room and Four Seasons Restaurant — which all offer a choice of high-quality food and varied menus each night. The Grill lets you relax poolside and dine al fresco with dishes here including: shrimp salad, burgers, blueberry cheesecake, grilled seafood, and fillet steak. Head to Secret Garden Café to enjoy a relaxed buffet-dining experience, or The Bookmark Cafe for espressos, teas and luxury chocolates.

Drink
During the day, The Marquee Bar offers refreshing drinks — including premium gins — to enjoy in the sun. One of the favourite spots for guests to have an early-evening drink is The Observatory, which offers a relaxing pianist, welcoming atmosphere and views of the sunset. Head to the traditional British-style Morning Light Pub for a relaxed and informal ambience where you can enjoy good company, then go to Lido Lounge for a range of beers, spirits and cocktails. The highlight of most nights is Neptune Lounge where there are cabarets, live music, bright costumes, and dancing shows. Or for some peace and quiet, try Iceni Room which offers leather seats along with tea and coffee making facilities.

Entertainment
Fred. Olsen's entertainment venues include swimming pools, hot tubs, spa, sauna, gym, shops, library, cards room, arts and crafts sessions, and golf nets. During the evening, head to Neptune Lounge where you can enjoy singers, dancers, comedians, and magicians. There's also the casino which features roulette and blackjack.
Day 1: UK - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Colombo where you will make your way to port to board Fred Olsen's Boudicca.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Uligamu, Maldives
The island of Uligamu is one of the 43 islands that make up the Haa Alif Atoll in The Maldives. This beautiful and unspoilt piece of paradise is bordered by spectacular beaches and calm waters awash with coral reefs and colourful tropical fish. Aside from abundant marine life; the island is also home to approximately 300 inhabitants and is the first of the Maldives islands to use renewable energies via solar panels and wind turbines in a micro grid. Uligamu is a popular island to stop at after travelling from Thailand en route to the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, and a myriad of places in The Maldives.
Day 4: Male, Maldives
Male in the Maldives is one of the world's smallest national capitals. Its six square kilometres are home to a grid of narrow streets, colourful buildings, and historic mosques. See the golden-domed Grand Friday Mosque or soak up the local culture at Republic Square. Explore the local artefacts including sultans' thrones and ancient weaponry at the National Museum in Sultan Park. Head to the north of the city to admire the intricate wood carvings and coral stonework at the 17th-century Huskuru Miskiiy mosque. Pay a visit to Male Market to buy local handicrafts and souvenirs of your trip. Swim at the Artificial Beach pool or take a whale submarine trip to catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures.
Day 5 - 7: At Sea
Day 8: Victoria, Seychelles | Cruise by Silhouette Island at Sunset, Seychelles
Victoria is the capital of the Seychelles archipelago and sits on Mahe Island. Shop for souvenirs at the colourful Sir Selwyn Clarke Market. Admire the giant tortoises, fruit bats, flying foxes, palm trees and orchids in the idyllic surroundings of Seychelles National Botanical Gardens. Pay a visit to the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and the nearby La Domus. Admire the colonial buildings, St Paul's Cathedral, and the Big Ben-like clock tower at Freedom Square. Discover the islands' colourful flora, fauna and history at the Natural History Museum. As the ship sets sail, keep your eyes peeled for Silhouette Island - the third largest granitic island in the Seychelles and home to 125 year-old turtles, towering mountains, and lush, picturesque landscapes.
Day 9 - 10: Praslin Island, Seychelles
Praslin Island is the second largest island of the Seychelles archipelago. This verdant island is famous for its palm-tree fringed beaches such as Anse Georgette and Anse Lazio with their stunning granite boulder backdrop. Spend a few hours relaxing on Anse Volbert-Cote D'Or main beach and take in the views of the picturesque offshore Chauvre Souris Island. Pay a visit to the giant Aldabra tortoises at the Giant Tortoise Farm or enjoy a seafood meal by the water's edge at the village of Grand Anse. Hop on a ferry from Baie St Anne and explore the nearby islands of Mahe and La Digue. Travel inland to get close to nature at UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve at the centre of Praslin National Park.
Day 11 - 12: At Sea
Day 13: Port Reunion, Reunion Island
Port Reunion sits at the extreme north-west corner of the island of Reunion. Follow the scenic coastline to the island's capital, St-Denis, to admire Creole-style houses, Cathedral de St-Denis, and Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. Relax on the 2km stretch of white sand at Ermitage Beach or try your hand at snorkelling and surfing at St-Gilles-les-Bains. Gaze in wonder at the active volcano, Piton de Fournaise, before learning about the island's volcanic history at the Cite du Volcan Museum in La Reunion National Park. Admire underwater delights at St-Gilles Aquarium and discover tropical fauna and flora at Eden Garden botanical gardens.
Day 14: Port Louis, Mauritius
Taste a true slice of Mauritian life when you step ashore at the island's capital, Port Louis. This vibrant metropolis is the perfect spot to go shopping at the lively Central Market or to sample local delicacies and the island's 58 varieties of tea by Le Caudan Waterfront. Trace Mauritian history at Blue Penny Museum and view the photographic exhibits at Musee de la Photographie. Admire the gorgeous giant Victoria Water Lilies at the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens or walk under the shade of the banyan trees at Jardins de la Compagnie on La Chausee Street. Travel inland to take a horse-drawn carriage, Land Rover, or train ride through the 3,000-acre Domaine les Pailles Nature Park.
Day 15: Port Louis, Mauritius to UK
As your cruise comes to an end disembark the ship and make your way to the airport for your return flight home.
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*FREE Flights offer: Free Flight(s) offer is valid for new bookings made between 11 July and 08 August 2018 inclusive, on a fly-cruise basis only, on selected 2018 Boudicca & Braemar fly-cruises as indicated. Free Flight(s) are based on Economy class seats on FOCL dedicated flights from/to London Gatwick or Manchester only, offer includes Transfers to/from ship as arranged by FOCL. ^Overnight flights not included in the duration advertised. Offer is based on Anchor fare basis, includes APD where applicable, and is not combinable with any other offer. Anchor Fare Terms and Conditions: Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket).
Price per person from only
£1799
October 2018 - 14 Nights - Flying from selected UK airports to Colombo
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